University Counseling Services (UCS) offers free, confidential, short-term mental health services to students and consultation services to the campus community. All services are designed to assist students in achieving emotional well-being and academic success, as well as to help create a campus environment that is sensitive to students’ mental health needs. The following are examples of services and programs currently available:

  • Intake evaluation
  • Short-term individual and couples counseling
  • Crisis intervention and urgent care assistance:
    • Walk-in urgent care Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    • Telephone urgent care outside of business hours: Call (818) 677-2366 and select option 3
  • Psychiatric evaluation and consultation
  • Clinical case management
  • Therapy groups and workshops (see website for listings)
  • Three-Session Wellness Workshops: RIO (Recognition/Insight/Openness), Anxiety Toolbox and Getting Unstuck
  • Mindfulness Workshops: Weekly drop-in workshop and four-session Koru Mindfulness
  • Let’s Talk: Informal consultations with counselors at various campus locations (see website for locations)
  • Outreach programming on academic, mental health, interpersonal and wellness topics
  • Online mental health screenings
  • Self-help library of resources
  • Videos, blogs and presentations (see website)
  • YOU@CSUN (an interactive health and well-being platform)
  • Peer education programs (The BLUES Project, JADE, Project D.A.T.E., MenCARE)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral internship training program
  • Social Work Internship Program
  • Psychiatric resident training


University Counseling Services
Director: Julie Pearce
Bayramian Hall (BH) 520
(818) 677-2366, option 1